Gary Lineker and wife Danielle Bux divorce

Gary Lineker and Danielle Bux. Picture: Robert Ormerod

Gary Lineker and Danielle Bux. Picture: Robert Ormerod

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Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker and his wife Danielle have split after six years of marriage.

The ex-England footballer, 55, said the couple are still the “greatest of friends” and had a “wonderful” time together, while the 36-year-old model said she will “cherish” their relationship.

A source speaking to the Daily Telegraph said the source of the split was their differing views on having children, with Lineker thought to be against starting another family.

Lineker tweeted: “Thank you all for your kind words. @DanielleBux and I had many wonderful years together. We remain very close and the greatest of friends.”

Bux retweeted his message, and added: “We have shared the most incredible 8 years that I will always cherish. We will remain the best of friends.”

The couple, who do not have any children, wed in Ravello, Italy, in 2009 after dating for two years.

It was Lineker’s second marriage following his divorce in 2006 from Michelle, the mother of his four sons, after 20 years, and Bux’s first.

Bux is a former Virgin Atlantic air stewardess who has become a successful lingerie model.

She took part in television cooking show Hell’s Kitchen and has also appeared as a panellist on lunchtime chat show Loose Women.

A spokesman for the couple told The Sun: “Gary and Danielle have decided to end their marriage. They remain the greatest of friends and wish each other every happiness.”

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